Bulldogs Squads Fall To Strong Opponents
BY DAVE SHEA
Heuvelton's Boys and Girls Basketball teams fell to opponents enjoying peak performances in Monday's nonleague basketball action.The Heuvelton Boys fell to Canton 78-41 and the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 71-34 decision at Lowville.
In an NAC Central Girls Basketball game Canton downed Salmon River 76-18, one NAC East boys game saw St. Regis Falls shade Parishville-Hopkinton 39-38, in one interdivisional girls basketball game Harrisville outscored Brushton-Moira 66-52 and in one nonleague boys game General Brown checked Massena 44-41.
Canton 78 - Heuvelton 41: After outscoring the Bulldogs (5-4) 26-15 in the first quarter the Bears' defense took control of the game consistently staying in front of Heuvelton's ballhandlers and denying penetration off the dribble.
"They did a good defensively and it is very difficult to contain a guard like Andy Downs. It went well for a while at the start but after Nate Mashaw suffered a knee injury we struggled," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
The backcourt combination of Andy Downs and Ashton Cloce combined for 19 and 18 points and Chris Downs tallied a smooth 14 points picking his spots inside. Rounding out the Canton (5-1) scoring were: Sam Fadden with eight points, Sky Kennedy with six points, Tanner Cloce with three points and Ethan Furnia, Josh Kennedy, Nate Perryman, Zach VanBrocklin and Noah Longshore all added two points.
"We can play 10 deep so the key for us is to maintain pace and we did that. And we defended very well tonight," said Canton Coach Troy Lassial.
Braeden Free and Gavin Barney combined for 13 and 11 points to lead Heuvelton followed by Evan Felt with five points and Nate Mashaw who scored four before being injured in the first quarter. Other HCS points came from: Matt Basford (3), Jed Crayford (1), Josh Wrobel (2) and Hayden Knauf (2). Canton won the JV game 53-35 led by Lane Rayburn's 24 points and 10 from Ryan Jones. Chris Ashley scored 15 points for Heuvelton and Hunter Venette with nine
Lowville 71 - Heuvelton 34: The Raiders hit 13 three-pointers and received double figure scoring from five players in a nonleague game in Lowville. Emma Denning scored 18 points in the second half to lead Lowville, Sydnie Brown buried four 3-pointers scoring 14 points, Sydney VonNest followed with 13 and Anna Wood and Sara Wood each netted 10.
"We couldn't stop them inside our out, Coach Reilly really had them prepared well," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"They beat us in every facet of the game."
Dakota Mouthorp and Bella Doyle combined on 11 and 10 points to lead Heuvelton and Molly Williams added six. Other scoring came from: Grace Mills (2), Rayna Cameron (4) and Dakota West (1).
The Heuvelton JV's won 29-28 led by eight points from Katie Cunningham.
Canton 76 - Salmon River 18: Undefeated Canton secured its third win in four days led by 19 points from Sarah Sieminski, nine from Katie Chisholm and eight from Gretchen Warner and Hailee Duvall. Other scoring came from Mary Lobdell (7), Abby Dent (5), Kelsea Whittier (5), Jill DiSalvo (4) Maddie Hoy (2), Ester Shipman (3) and Lexi Huiatt (2).
Lindsey Martin led Salmon River with nine points.
General Brown 44 - Massena 41: The Raiders outscored GB 15-10 in the fourth quarter but could not make up for the Lions 24-14 edge over the second and third quarters. Deshane Thorigal-Brown led the winners with 16 points and Kacy Lennox scored 11.
Ethan Firnstein and Ethan Barney scored 10 points each for Massena and Chris McGregor and Ryan Herrick each delivered nine.
In NAC Girls Hockey action Potsdam shaded Massena 4-3 sparked by Kennedy Emerson's three goals.